Hampton's Brigade

Hampton's Brigade (HM61K)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 50.19', W 77° 10.13'

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Stuart's Cavalry Division

— Army of Northern Virginia —

C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Stuart's Cavalry Division
Hampton's Brigade

1st. North Carolina
1st. and 2nd. South Carolina Cavalry
Jeff Davis (Miss.)
and Cobb's and Phillips's (GA.) Legions


July 2 Engaged in the evening with 3rd Division Cavalry Corps near Hunterstown. Cobb's Legion led the attack and lost a number of officers and men killed and wounded.

July 3 The Brigade arrived here about noon and skirmished with Union sharpshooters. In the afternoon the 1st North Carolina and Jeff Davis Legion advancing in support of Chambliss's Brigade drove back the Union Cavalry but met their reserve and were in a critical position when the Brigade went to their support and a hand to hand fight ensued in which Brig.-Gen. Wade Hampton was severely wounded.

The conflict ended in the failure of the Confederates in their purpose to assail the rear of the Union army.

Losses Killed 17 Wounded 56 Missing 18 Total 91
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HM NumberHM61K
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 2:58am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 314420 N 4411861
Decimal Degrees39.83650000, -77.16883333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.19', W 77° 10.13'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 11.40" N, 77° 10' 7.80" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-599 Confederate Cavalry Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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